Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Skin & Hair

I've gotten a few questions regarding the skin and hair products I use so I decided to do a skincare post to share some of my favorites!
About a few months ago, I decided to start using natural products after I read about all the hazardous chemicals in most cleansers and creams. Nothing is going to be 100% pure and organic, but I still try to use as many natural ingredients on my skin as possible. I've been using Dr. Bussell's anti-bacterial soap for years and I'm kind of afraid to try something new, so I wash my face with that everyday and every night. My skin can get really dry so I'm always piling on all kinds of moisturizers and oils. I like Andalou Naturals Daily Defense SPF cream, it keeps my skin dewy all day long. I'm also obsessed with misting my face- Mario Badescu rosewater spray is one of my staples. Twinlab Na-PCA spray is also great because it has the natural moisturizing factor that's already in your skin. Right now I'm using this spray for my body instead of using lotion. Some of my favorite nighttime products include Aesop Primrose Hydrating Cream and Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil. I alternate between the two and both of them do an outstanding job of making my skin soft and plump. As far as eye creams go, I'm always experimenting with new ones but my favorites right now are Eminence Herbal Eye Contour cream for the day and Avalon Organics Vitamin C cream for night. I never really understood the hype around eye creams until I started using them. I just feel like my under eye concealer always look better with an eye cream base... but that's how it is with any moisturizer or cream. 
My go-to hair product is Shu Uemera Extreme Urushi sap to really texturize the curls and waves in my hair. It's super sticky so I just use a little bit and run it through my hair while it's still a bit damp. 
Hope this post answered any questions! x

63 comments:

Ylenia said...

that's really cool, thank you do sharing it. i am begging to find new hair products as I am not happy with there is around....

Love, Ylenia from Longuette

Rachel said...

I love how everything here looks very natural and clean! Thank you for doing this post I have been looking for some new hair roducts for a while!!

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.Tinacious Me. said...

great products! thanks for sharing!

xo, Tina
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Julie Khuu said...

I've never heard of most of these products but judging from your flawless face, I gotta get on board stat! I do love anything Shu Uemura so that sap's the first thing on the shopping list! Thanks for sharing Kar!

xo-Julie
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Domonique Wilson said...

I like the sound of the anti-bacterial soap. I can totally relate why you're scared of changing...when something works for you! Thanks so much for sharing!

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x

Jeneration said...

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

is there a particular shampoo and conditioner that you like? I am going to cut my hair short again, and never did find products that I really liked when it was short before. I'll be picking up the sap for sure!

Valentine said...

Thanks for sharing;-)
I might try the clarins oil one day...
As I prefer natural oils instead of creams...



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Aya said...

Thank you for sharing. I've been curious about your skincare for a while. You're skin is amazing.

Xeana said...

Good cosmetics! Really, it is better to use natural cosmetics!

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FashionOnBoard said...

such a useful post! thanks for sharing! =)

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VIOLETA JANJI said...

El clarins yo lo tengo y la verdad es muy bueno!

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Angie He said...

Natural is always better, thanks for sharing ;)

Aurélie and Angelo said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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JanM ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing!

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Kimberly said...

thanks for sharing might definitely check out some of these items!

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Beaute Jadore said...

Great products, especially the Andalou Naturals Daily Defense love it.
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babylovesfashion said...

what a lovely colection!


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AL MacD said...

anti-bacterial soap is actually not the best option! not only will it kill the bad, disease-causing bacteria, but the good bacteria that helps keep us healthy! It may also be why your face is uber dry! I work in a medical office, and my hands have been seriously drier ever since!

I suggest trying to find something gentler and not anti-bacterial!

Janey Moore said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
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Amy said...

How curly is your hair naturally? I hardly remember when it was longer, but you wore it straight almost all the time, right? I love the wave that is coming out as you let it get a bit longer.

Irene's Closet said...

Super nice post!!

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR CLOSET KARLA .....

Honorata said...

Thanks for sharing!:)

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Adele said...

Your skin & hair always look amazing Karla!
Happy Thursday hun xoxo
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Christie said...

Thanks for sharing, Karla!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Karla but I wonder are you using gel polish because your nails always look flawless. If not I have to know the brands you use.

Mom Fashion World said...

I have to try some of the porducts
your using. Thank you for sharing, Karla!

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Anonymous said...

great post karla!

you should check out pearl+ soap... its really amazing.

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pink0puff said...

Hi, can you please tell me where can i find the hair cosmetic?
Big thanks!

Nathan Moy said...

coolness, thanks for the tips babes :)
u're awesome as alwwaysssss xx

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The Purse Snatcher said...

Love those products!

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the chilicool said...

Great products, thanks for sharing the new!

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LV said...

Great products!

harperandmonroe said...

thank you sooo much for sharing your skin care routine! I def want to try the clarins!

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fashionisable said...

thanx for sharing :)

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taurusversion said...

THANNNNNNNNNNNNNKS Sweet!

Anonymous said...

didn't you also had a chemical peel? hahahahah

Sophie said...

Such a great post - I am so looking forward to pampering myself this weekend!

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Angeles Almuna said...

Thank you for this post! Maybe I will change some of the products that I'm using right now for some of yours!
Kisses and happy weekend!

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UnaBb said...

Wow,I am loving all this stuff!

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Peggy's Parlour said...

Just bought the hair wax, can't wait for it to come!!

Audrey said...

Thanks for sharing your skin care products! I love Mario Badescu products too! Have a great weekend, Karla!

Anonymous said...

You probably have dry skin because you wash it twice a day with soap! Try something else. There are lots of organic cream cleansers out there.

Megha Varshini said...

you look amazing.. just love the jacket..
love
megha
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Anonymous said...

You go girl! I am so glad you have switched to natural products. You already have a super beautiful skin so probably you don´t need much. I also love Avalon products. I also use Dr.Hauschka face oil. It smells delicious and it is not greasy! Love, Teresa

Ali Roe said...

I completely agree - I stopped using synthetic chemicals after A) I stopped wearing polish for a few months and my nails went from yellow and peeling to pink and healthy and B) as the child of two cancer survivors, I am tempting fate by using products with carcinogens. Andalou Naturals makes great stuff,and I love Singing Dog vanilla chapstick (from Oregon) and Butter London nail polish (Essie nail polish is the worst carcinogen offender).

Anonymous said...

Hey Karla, I'm not sure if you are aware of this but the Twinlab Na-PCA formula has changed apparently and they are not using natural safe ingredients anymore! I went out and bought the spray after reading your post thinking it could be great for my super dry skin (ahh! lol) but after I purchased it, I read the ingredients & noticed one was borax which I'm pretty sure is toxic to humans. Also I read some reviews online (which is how I know the formula is different) stating the ingredients are no longer ones good for the skin. Hope you see this and are more aware of the product. I returned mine before using it, although I was disappointed because I thought I finally found something great :/. Keep up the great work girl! Love everything you're doing, and hope you continue to be successful in all your ventures!

-Chelsea D.

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Anonymous said...

I want to get my hair cut like yours but am wondering what your hair is like without product because I want to know if my hair could be styled like yours! you look so good!

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